a is for april, activefun + the arcade!

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the fourth month of the year, april, is finally here! according to wiki, this month name came from the latin word aprilis, which means “to open,” as this month is often associated with spring. so what activities do you have lined up for the month? for the first week i shall be busy with my swimming class! i only got a week left to enjoy the water + the sun with my coach + my classmate + i plan to enjoy every minute of it! did you know that i can now swim in the 7-foot pool without the aid of my floater? my coach said i only need to move my hands a bit more + i shall be good to go!  :Wink:

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this month, we are also slated to go to activefun in megamall, as we have been invited for its launching this friday. activefun is one of my most favorite places + i absolutely enjoy playing there for hours on end. there are loads of interesting stuff to play with + discover, + there is this colorful huge slide, which happens to be my fave. am sure our visit to activefun will be one worthwhile experience + i shall tell you all about it!

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another thing am sure i will be enjoying a lot this month is going to the arcade. we make it a point to stop by the arcade whenever we do our groceries + it has become one of our bonding activities as a family. did you know that even mum + dad enjoys visiting the place. dad plays this  cool fight game, while mum enjoys the basketball game with me. i also enjoy riding a number of rides there, including this cool car ride, which i shared with a little girl in one of our visits. check out our cool moving picture above! there is a new arcade at the local mall which we have not visited yet. i will make sure to ask mum + dad if we can go there one of these days!   :Happy-Grin:

by the way, this is my first entry for this april blogging challenge #atozchallenge:

first image is from the smashing magazine website

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kids in doodles: jolly summer fun day


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Kids in doodles, out + about, summer, toddler, my favorite things, jollibee kiddie party

time for another round of kids in doodles!

on the last day of the month, we attended jollibee’s last hoorah for summer, the jolly summer fun day!

we arrived to our local jollibee branch in crossing a lot earlier + mum got the chance to snap photos of me before the event started. +, of course, she also got me a big cup of my fave drink, pineapple juice! 😀

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the event started much later so i was able to play and run around with other kids in attendance before it began. i found this new little guy playmate + we ran around the place, exploring every bit of interesting areas in the place, + after a while, the play area next room.

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once the party started everyone was so excited. there were dancing and singing and much like every jolly kiddie party, there were games and contests for older kids to join, as well as other exciting treats prepared for us that day.

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of course, no jollibee party will be complete without the dance number by our beloved jollibee mascot. he tagged along his good friend hetty to join the festivities + they gave a delightful dance number that all the kids enjoyed + danced along! mum also took the chance to have my photos taken with jollibee before our camera went dead.

it was a very fun + enjoyable afternoon, what a way to say goodbye to summer! + what’s even better is that mum even let me play at the play area afterwards! 😀

so how did you spend your last summer day? share it with us here to make our game more fun + do not forget to check in on other participants to spread some cheer, too. enjoy + have a wonderful week ahead! 🙂

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o is for this orange slide

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i have always thought that this slide is fascinating ever since i first saw it last year when i enrolled in swimming class + have aimed to give it a try if only mum is not too squeamish about the idea! 🙂 this year though is a very different story. a few days onto my swimming class this summer, two of our coaches at the toddler class accompanied me to the top of the slide + off we went! it sure was terrifying at first + the view from the top is enough to make you lose all the courage + turn around but my coaches will have none of my protests and off we slide. mum was just nervously watching by the pool side as we go.

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here is a tiny version of the orange slide, which is found at the kiddie pool. during playtime i have made a number of attempts to climb it but was not really too bent on sliding. i guess i will do it when i am much older, since mum cannot slide with me on this one. i entertained myself by letting my water toys slide, instead 🙂

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kids in doodles: swimming lessons


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that’s me on the first day of swimming class, learning how to kick my feet!

hello again playmates? how’s your summer so far? i have quite a busy one. apart from the numerous activities we have to do {did i tell you we watched ironman3 again last may 1st with my titas + my kuya sean this time?}. mum, dad + i also spend overnight in a hotel in the city + i kind of enjoyed sleeping in a very cold place. i had a wonderful time, we even went on a swim in the hotel’s 6th floor pool.

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swimming with my classmates, that’s me in the green/blue rashguard

anyway, speaking of swimming, the thing that is keeping me occupied this summer is my swimming class! mum enrolled me again this year + to say that i am having a great time is actually an understatement. i simply love swimming in the water + when mum agreed that we tag along my car water toys, it was even better! i also enjoy playing with my classmates + learning from my coach. but mostly i just love wading + swimming in the water while coach joy teaches the other students by the poolside. 😀

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that’s me swimming in the 6ft pool on the 9th day

mum said i have a unique style of learning how to swim, but she was also most pleased that compared to last year i now know how to kick my feet + will occasionally move my arms if need be! i am almost through with my lessons, i have only 1 session left. but i bet my coach thinks i need to stay for a few more session so that i can totally learn how to swim. so maybe we’ll go down the local resort a few more times for a few more weeks.

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the 9-10am toddler class

if i learn how to swim this summer i bet mum will be so delighted, but i know that she primarily just wants me to enjoy + have a great time which is what exactly i am doing. so i guess, it is mission accomplished for us both! after my swimming lessons, mum + i will be checking out the local playschool so that i can enroll, i cannot wait! 😀

how about you? how’s your summer turning so far + what’s keeping you preoccupied? join us + share your awesome doodles with us. do add one of these badges + link up. visit our other playmate + send them cheers, too! see yah! 🙂



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j is for jed’s

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summer has officially started + what better way to beat the heat than by going for a swim! we just got back from our overnight swimming with my cousins, their parents + friends at jed’s island resort! of course, i had a great time bonding with my kuya sean + ate shane, we enjoyed swimming in the pool together and later on giving the wave pool a try. it was my first time to try a wave pool + it was so much fun. it felt as if you were actually on a beach with the waves! i really had a wonderful time wading in the water as the waves crash in! 🙂

i had a wonderful time swimming that mum actually found it real hard to take me out of the pool once i have dipped in. i was always the last to come out. the pool is a bit deeper for kids my age good thing there was this shallow part of the pool where we can stay. of course, i also had my floaters on either side of my shoulders at all times for safety purposes.

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what can i say, it was really so hot + taking long swim in the pool is just the best way to cool down. we originally planned to just go for a day swim but we really enjoyed it + decided to stay the night with the rest of my cousins + their company. we passed the time watching all our favorite cartoons on disney junior + playing. + since our room was air-conditioned we also had quite a goodnight sleep.

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the next day, we spent the entire morning until about lunchtime out in the sun, exploring the other pools inside the resort + having some of our photos taken. apart from swimming, there are also a lot of huge displays of familiar characters here which you can photograph with. there ironman + his avenger gang, shrek, mickey mouse, spongebob + a whole lot more. we were quite busy that i only get a chance to have my photo taken with some of the giant displays on our way out of the resort.

it was such a wonderful weekend + i simply cannot wait to hit the water again real soon! 😉

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